The following post was written by PJ Manning from TravelDeveloper.com
April 20-21, 2020 | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Austin, USA:
Running Remote is the world’s largest Remote Work conference where top companies from around the world share ideas and strategies about running their respective mobile workforce.
The two-day conference will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, one of the US’s most upcoming cities for remote workers. While known for its music and SXSW, Austin has so much more to offer while also keeping to what remote workers want most – a laid-back atmosphere, great food, great people – and fast internet of course 😉
If you’re running a mobile workforce or serious about team building for remote teams, this is the conference for you. Running Remote is carefully curated to teach you next-level, remote team building strategies and tactics you can utilize the very next week to manage & grow your mobile workforce. This is the conference we’ve been trying to find but until now it didn’t exist. The first 2 conference events have been held in Bali, Indonesia, and were a massive success. As the U.S. stays the largest employers’ market in the world in remote work industry, this is where the team has decided to bring the next event. At the conference you’ll learn from leaders of top tier remote companies and network with smaller teams that will 100% give you tips and ideas on how to better run your team.
Running Remote 2019 had 26 speakers and 413 attendees from 46 countries. Most of them were CEO’s/Founders/VP’s coming primarily from SaaS, consulting, web & app dev, and e-commerce.
In a post-event survey, more than half of attendees said that conference exceeded their expectations, and three out of four would recommend it to their friends and colleagues.
This is THE conference if you have a remote team.
Some of this year’s speakers include…
One of my favorite insights from Bali’s first event was the CEO of social media platform Buffer, Joel Gascoigne –
If you’re interested in advancing your mobile workforce into the future of work – Running Remote is by far the leading conference in the world to learn about the best remote team building activities. The event is sponsored by Hubspot, Payoneer, Standuply, Wurkr, FlexJobs, Remo, Safety Wing, Mistro, Qubit Labs, Meetter, and Time Doctor.
Still not sure if it’s the conference for you and your remote team – check out this video from last years event in Bali…
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Tourists and travelers know it as a city filled with temples, culture and delicious street food, but for us nomads it’s also the great coffee, fast wifi and coworking spaces we come for. As a well known hotspot, Chiang Mai’s also worth visiting just for the incredible opportunities that come with being surrounded by your tribe. Every nomad you meet is a chance to learn more about countries and cultures around the world as well as how to level up in your career and business.
Thanks to this bounty of talent and passion, the city has an incredible community and roster of events that make it well worth spending time in even when the Nomad Summit train has rolled out of town. Broaden your horizons by meeting other nomads and also getting to know other social groups in town. Here are some of the can’t miss annual events and the awesome Chiang Mai communities that make them happen.
It’s the city’s premier nomad gathering – duh! An annual event drawing digital nomads from the world over, Nomad Summit was born right here in Chiang Mai. Thanks to a critical mass of remote workers, online entrepreneurs and the like, the conference could fill up without even needing to fly more people in. While the Summit has gone global to Las Vegas, Cancun and beyond, there’s still something special about the Chiang Mai editions.
Selling out more than 400 seats year on year, Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai takes over the Shangri La hotel, but you’ll find event attendees scattered across town exploring and taking in the vibe. Speaker presentations and workshops are great for learning the ropes of the lifestyle, but it’s the networking and lifelong connections that make this event something really special.
Nomad Summit 2020 in Chiang Mai takes place January 17-21, get your tickets here.
Woke Folks Festival is “an inclusive space for people of all cultures and colors to be unapologetically themselves” and you’ll meet nomads and expats of all backgrounds at this annual city festival. Going into its third year, this is one of the most culturally and artistically diverse events in Chiang Mai. The governor of Chiang Mai was so impressed with what they pulled off their first year, he gave the founder a visa just so he could stick around and do it again.
It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what content this festival promises since it aims to represent a broad spectrum, but if you’re at all into poetry, music, mindfulness, enlightenment and the arts, you’ll find something to love. By day you can enjoy activities and workshops across town, and the evening brings performances, music and dance.
Born out of a weekly open mic night held at the infamous Healing House, this festival has a lot of heart and you’ll undoubtedly experience more than a little bit of weirdness along with a heaping buttload of talent.
Woke Folks Festival 2020 runs from January 22-25 (right after Nomad Summit!). You can learn more and buy tickets here.
Take some of the weirdness and magic of Woke Folks, add glitter plus camping, ratchet it up to 200% and you might begin to describe Chiang Mai’s best music and arts festival. While not designed for nomads, you’ll find plenty of your tribe hanging out here as well as a variety of artsy Western expats, Japanese hippies, and Thai hipsters.
What started as a day festival by the lake has turned into a weekend-long lineup of Thai rock bands, yoga and spirituality workshops, DJs backed by spectacular stages and lights, and performances ranging from poetry, to stand up, to oh-so-much fire dancing.
If you’ve ever been curious what Burning Man might be like but would prefer to try it out with just a couple hundred people, then Jai Thep is just what the doctor ordered. The festival is plenty artsy fartsy and the camping and emphasis on zero-waste living offer a chance to get out of your comfort zone. Even if the music lineup doesn’t seem quite to your taste, the relaxed and happy vibes alone will make it special.
Jai Thep Music and Arts Festival 2020 happens January 31st – February 2nd. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Spend any time in Chiang Mai’s nomad haunts and you can’t help but pick up a little bit of SEO knowledge. When you work online, it’s highly relevant and can make or break your business. If this is something you’re trying to level up in or build a career out of, there are few places better than Chiang Mai to do so, and there’s a perfect event to get you started on the right track.
Created by SEO rockstar Matt Diggity, the annual Chiang Mai SEO Conference is a can’t miss event for anybody in the SEO and affiliate game. Similar events may be bigger and flashier, but CM SEO delivers exceptional value in content while being a raucously good time and also not overwhelmingly massive.
If you’re interested in going, sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale because this event sells out months in advance every year! Top tier SEOs can also look forward to an exclusive Mastermind event open only to 6-figure and up income earners.
Chiang Mai SEO Conference 2020 dates haven’t been announced yet but it’s expected to take place in again November. Stayed tuned to the CM SEO Conference website for updates.
A staple favorite of nerds and quasi-intellectuals, TED Talks are held around the world and Chiang Mai’s local event is a great way to learn more about the community and Thai takes on global issues. This independently organized TED event is held every year with the last one taking over the new Northern Science Park south of Chiang Mai University.
At this bilingual event, you can wear a headset for live translations and feel like a fancy UN representative. Past speakers have covered topics ranging from the food cultures of northern Thailand, to marijuana legalization, to how women tech founders are changing the game in Southeast Asia.
The crowd is definitely going to skew older and more local than other nomad and entrepreneurship events in Chiang Mai, but the event is world-class and worth planning your travel around if you can. There’s a really interesting crowd of people in the Chiang Mai nomad scene, but if you widen the net to the larger international and expat community, you’ll discover the city’s a nexus for talent across industries and lifestyles. Breaking out of the usual nomad bubble to join an event like this is culturally and intellectually rewarding.
TEDx Chiang Mai 2020 dates have yet to be announced, but past events were held in September. Check out their website for info and updates.
Whatever the time of year, you’ll find nomads to connect with in Chiang Mai and exciting events to attend. If you’ve only come for Nomad Summit, then you’ve barely scratched the surface.
Spending quality time here is a chance to more fully explore what Chiang Mai has to offer beyond just crushing it at work and networking with like-minded people. The city is creative and eclectic, and trust us – you’ll thank yourself for the chance to dive in deeper and expand your horizons.
To read even more about the regular nomad events happening right now in Chiang Mai, check out the latest blog post at CoCo Chiang Mai, The Best Meetups in Chiang Mai for Digital Nomads 2019.
It can be frustrating when you spend time and energy creating a beautiful website and then no one ends up visiting your site. If you aren’t seeing the web traffic you expected there’s a good chance you aren’t showing up highly when people use their search engines.
With search engine optimization you can help yourself appear in web searches more often but it can be hard to know how to do that well.
Luckily there are internet marketing specialists who are more than happy to assist you to increase the visibility of your webpage.
It can be difficult to break through the crowd as most search engines keep their specific algorithms private so where to start?
Use these 5 ideas to help you to fine-tune your website.
As digital nomads, we are an extremely diverse bunch: full stack web devs VPN’ing into servers from café’s in Ubud, Bali; social media managers checking in on clients using mobile hotspots in the Colorado Rockies; affiliate marketers researching new products at a co-working space in Bansko, Bulgaria.
What we all have in common, however, is remoteness.
In a real sense, we are not physically where we work. There is a space between wherever we are typing on our laptops and those we need to be in touch with.
We can’t walk down the hall to have a quick face-to-face conversation with a client or co-worker or employee.
This makes effective communication across distance, especially written communication, critical for any successful digital nomad.
It began innocently enough.
Joanna and I met in my native Los Angeles while she was on summer vacation from graduate school. We hung out together for only a couple of days before she went back home to Poland. We enjoyed meeting each other and had a great time together.
But never in a million years did we think our chance encounter would lead to an international long distance relationship that took us back and forth between LA and Poland, then to Taiwan, and back to Poland.
First, I want to tell you exactly what “multiple income streams” is all about. Basically, it’s additional streams of income coming in from other sources than your main product/business.
One of the main benefits of having additional income streams is that it’s easier to create several smaller streams of income than just one large stream of income. For example, say you created five income streams, each bringing in $1000, compared to one large stream of income of $5000. It is less work to create the smaller ones than the larger one.